'All izz well...'

UNMAAD

Joyous:  Students shake a leg to Bollywood numbers.

The second day of Unmaad saw more exciting competitions and participation from the IIM-B students as well as the outstation visitors. Like many Bangaloreans who were caught in the chaos of the bandh, these students too were stranded on campus with the only difference being they enjoyed every minute of it. “We were a bit scared that the bandh would affect the fest but luckily it didn’t and things went smoothly,” said Hari, a student organiser.

The day began with Liar Liar, a fun game that tested the skills of the participants at deception and catching the difference between truth and lies. Clay sculpting and building design workshops were also organised and generated a lot of excitement among students. Events like the Indian solo music competition and Curtain Call, the dramatics competition, kept the audiences entertained throughout the day. With so much going on in the campus, littering was bound to be there at the place. To keep that at bay, the organisers of the fest started an initiative to keep the campus clean. “The initiative was interesting as all those, who actually supported the cause and put their litter in the dustbin, got a monetary incentive,” said Tejas, a student.

The highlight of the second day was an electrifying performance by Indian Ocean and Thermal And A Quarter. The event drew a huge crowd from within and outside the campus. “Growing up, I always saw IIM-B as the place to be. Though I couldn’t get in, I made sure I didn’t miss this fest. In a way, I even felt like I was a part of the campus,” said Balakrishna, a student.

The last day, however, saw the finals of a lot of competitions making the events far more intense. The day began on a light note with a Hindi Kavi Sammelan and then the finals of Western music solo and group dance competition were held. “The dance workshops, held over the past two days, were fun. Not only did we get to learn a few moves in break dance and hip-hop but we also got to try out Bollywood style dance,” said Shireen, a student.

The personality contest Mr and Miss Unmaad was one of the biggest events on the third day.

Boys and girls from colleges across the country battled it out to show why they deserved to be crowned. Contestants were put under a lot of stressful situations and were judged on the basis of humour, presentation and wit. Finally, it was Puneet Gupta, an IIM-B student, and Aparajita, from Lady Shriram College, Delhi, who were crowned Mr and Miss Unmaad 2011.

The fashion show witnessed a large crowd, who cheered on as the aspiring models walked the ramp. Every team had to present a collection each for two rounds — The Freestyle Round and a theme-based round. “The second round was a challenge as we had to create clothes using glitter, ribbons, mirrors and flowers. And we had to bring out the essence of individualism through them,” said Vidya, a student.

At the end of three days, Unmaad surely proved to be a platform for blooming talent and also helped the students let down their hair and party.

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